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  • Answer the Call

    by Heather Lewin At this time of dramatic change and uncertainty in our world, it is comforting to remind ourselves that a single positive action from one individual can have a ripple effect. You have the power to create change and spread kindness; to fulfill the responsibility of Tikkun Olam. And because we are all Continue Reading

  • The Fruit of a Day’s Work

    by Yohai Gross “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” — Jacques Barzun Six years ago I was working for an amazing organization in Israel called ELEM. This nonprofit was developed by American Jews and Israelis to try and help at-risk Continue Reading

  • PRIVACY – A Precious Value Worth Preserving

    by Rabbi Charles P. Sherman Exodus Chapter 28:34-35 says, “A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate all around the hem of the robe. Aaron shall wear it while officiating so that the sound of it is heard when he comes into the sanctuary . . . and when he goes Continue Reading

  • The Bagel Man

    By Phil Goldfarb Who doesn’t like a good Jewish bagel? The “Jewish English muffin” as the Lender family called it, brought the bagel (frozen) into kitchens across the country. Lender’s bagel bakery was established by Harry Lender, a Jewish baker from Chelm, Poland who was born on December 14, 1894 and had immigrated to the Continue Reading

  • Commemorating the Liberation

    by Mark Lobo As the tide of war began to turn in 1944, with allied forces advancing on Nazi-held territory, the magnitude of inhumanity began to be revealed. Nearly 30 major concentration and extermination camps were closed, abandoned or liberated at a heavy cost to the soldiers tasked with the job of containing then defeating Continue Reading

  • Passover – 2017

    The Jewish Federation of Tulsa and Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center will be closed the following days for Passover: Tue., April 11 Wed., April 12 Mon., April 17 Tue., April 18 The Health and Wellness Center will be open April 12 and April 18 from Noon – 5:00 p.m.

  • 20th Annual Yom Hashoah: An Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration

    In 1938, 6-year-old Sigmund Tobias and his family fled from their home in Berlin, Germany, to Japanese-ruled Hongkew, one of the poorest parts of Shanghai, China, where they lived as refugees along with 17,000 other European Jews for more than 10 years. Tobias will share his story as he addresses the topic “Strange Haven: Fleeing Continue Reading

  • March 2017 – The Council for Holocaust Education Update

    Holocaust survivor Eva Unterman was the featured speaker for 150 seventh-grade students who made the trip from Woodward, Oklahoma, to The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for a day of in-depth Holocaust study on Wednesday, January 18. The students toured the SMMJA permanent exhibits, learning more about Jewish history and culture and the events Continue Reading

  • Successful Genealogical Family Interviewing

    By Phil Goldfarb “A Family Without the Knowledge of their History, Origin, and Culture is like a Tree without Roots.” Getting people to share their stories isn’t always easy but if you sit down for a family history interview with the following questions starting with the oldest member of your family, you will succeed and have Continue Reading

  • Second Annual Interfaith Passover Event Planned at OU

    On April 5, 2017, OU Hillel and OU AEPi will be hosting their second annual Interfaith Passover Philanthropy event. Rabbi Vered Harris from Oklahoma City will teach the community about the Jewish holiday, Passover, while raising money for the Heroes to Heroes and Gift of Life Foundations. We will be exploring Passover themes like Redemption Continue Reading

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